· May, 2006

Stories about Kenya from May, 2006

Kenya: innovations

  30 May 2006

Kikuyumoja’s realm searches for a hands free mobile phone holder for his car in Nairobi and comes up with an excellent innovative alternative to commerical products.

Kenya: Conversation on Freedom

29 May 2006

As Kenyans move to celebrate independence Gukira comments that “freedom (in Africa) remains tethered”…..”Even as we celebrate—or at least remember—madaraka of years gone by, we must ask, as I continue to ask, what forms of un-freedom do we sanction? What forms of freedom must we advance? How can we make...

Namibia: Going for a song

  29 May 2006

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman comments on the Namibian governments granting “Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt the rights of ownership (or lease?) over its borders and its airspace, so that this couple, who are accomplished enough to have arranged their genetics so as to have the requisite good looks”

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

  25 May 2006

“No Sarkozy! Immigration does not come from a vacuum,” says (Fr) Semett in a post on French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy's immigration policies. “With centuries of merciless exploitation of subsaharan countries and a continuous transfer of their riches to the North, it is logical that the disinherited masses from Africa...

Africa Day: 25th May 2006

25 May 2006

Kenyan blogger, Au Lait is one of the few African bloggers to remember today is Africa Day – 25th May 2006.

Grazing Elephants

  25 May 2006

Elephants Nasalot, in north western Kenya In the maps Nasalot seems inconsequential, a mere footnote…..Nasalot is a big empty question mark of scrub, howling dust devils and towering termite mounds, which marks the borders of South Turkana with West Pokot and Uganda . Nobody ever comes here. Photo by Ashok...

Africa: World Cup 2006

  25 May 2006

MentalAcrobatics comments on the African players and teams that will be participating in this year's World Cup next month…..”My predictions are optimistic. I have two African teams going through to the second round. Most people predict a complete blow out with not a single African team making the knock out...

Kenya: Banking exclusions

  22 May 2006

Bankelele comments on the opening of two new banks in Kenya that appear to have tribal and religious affiliations….”Banking is about inclusiveness (for a fee), not discrimination or controversy – and it is in the best interests of the banking sector if these banks are not licensed”

African Diaspora: Victory for Sarkozy's Immigration Law

” [French Interior Minister] Sarkozy's immigration law [CESEDA] passed in the French National Assembly! ” says (Fr) Aimafrica . “For a country like Mali, this could be the beginning of an economic catastrophy. France … after having looted our riches and our people, wants business as usual. She no longer...

Africa: High internet costs

  19 May 2006

Swamp Cottage points out the high cost of internet in Africa especially when compared to the US….$1800 for 1GB of data which is over 90 times what Kenyans pay.

Kenya: Parliament Watch

  18 May 2006

Kenyan Pundit and Thinkers Room have put together a new blog, Mzalendo whose mission is to keep an eye on the Kenyan parliament.

Chad: What is France doing there?

  17 May 2006

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique asks (Fr) “What is France doing in Chad? In Africa?” and answers: “The day before yesterday, they waved the communist threat to explain France's presence in Africa. Yesterday Anglo-American jolts justified the need to stay. Today Islamist regimes peak their heads in and explain our...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

  17 May 2006

Seckasysteme would like to see (Fr) “a summit of West African heads of state so that clandestine emigration can be uprooted and so as to find a durable solution to the problem.” “Hundreds have died since the beginning of the year for having simply tried to escape misery,” continues the...

Kenya: Ex President Moi

  16 May 2006

You've Missed This writes on ex Kenyan President Daniel Moi who he believes is still a major influence in Kenyan politics....”And this time he has the advantage of being able to concentrate on only one agenda, unlike the time when he was president when he had to juggle things “to...

Kenya: Law Gender & Land

  12 May 2006

kati ya wanawake writes about Patricia Kameri-Mbote who recently spoke on law gender and land in Kenya…She sees Ms Kameri-Mbote as someone who could bring Kenya to a greater prosperity.

Open Africa project: MIT

  11 May 2006

Kenyan Pundit points to an MIT project “OpenCourseware” in partnership with Cameroon, Kenya, Zambia and Rwanda…The aim of this project, OpenAfrica, is to adopt innovative technologies that can bypass the educational challenges faced by sub-Saharan Africa.